Who we are
Alven is an independent early-stage venture capital firm with a successful track record of 5 successive funds backing more than 130 startups over 20 years. As of 2020 Alven has over €500m in funds under management.
Alven was founded 20 years ago in 2000 by Guillaume Aubin & Charles Letourneur, Alven has kept growing over the years thanks to its stellar performance, from a first €8m institutional fund in 2000, to a fifth fund of €250m in 2016, consolidating its position as a leading European VC firm.
2008: Alven III
Following on its strong track record, Alven keeps growing in ambition & scope with its third, €100m fund, becoming one of the rare European funds over six-figure mark.
Mid-2000s: Growing the team
As operations grow, Alven’s team grows into a tight and focused team with a strong tech & entrepreneurial background
2003: Alven II
Alven raises its second, €36M fund, Alven II
Despite an unfavorable global economy, Alven is able to leverage the stellar performance of its first fund to gradually increase its operations in a second institutional fund of 36m€
Summer 2000: Alven created
Alven is created in Paris by Guillaume Aubin and Charles Letourneur, with a first institutional fund of 10m€
Focusing on tech & digital early-stage startups, Guillaume & Charles, two college friends, decide to leave their investment & corporate banking careers, investing their savings in budding startups